Big Chef is a production from Microgaming, one of their more modern looking slot machines. The theme is quite clear, based on a chef and the kitchen staff that’s helping him out at a restaurant. The quality of the design is excellent, and even though the theme is relatively common, I think there are plenty of reasons here to give it a few spins at least. The slot has 15 paylines, and if given a chance it can pay as much as $5,000.
Betting & Jackpots
One of the things that some people might appreciate, while others would not, is the maximum bet of Big Chef, which will only go up to $7.50. It’s not an expensive slot to play, since for 15 lines it needs only 15 to 150 coins, so 1 to 10 per line. The value of the coins is the one that is very low, going up to $0.05, which means that you only have to bet $7.50 per spin.
The jackpot of the slot can bring you up to $2,500 normally, for a combo of five wild symbols, and it can double to $5,000 while in free spins mode. It’s not a big enough prize for such a slot.
One of the symbols to pay attention to is the wild, the one that has a Big Chef Logo on it. The symbol acts as a wild, substituting for other symbols, but not for scatters. The symbol is most useful when it forms its own combo though, and with up to five wilds aligned on a line you can get the jackpot of the game.
The Menu symbol is the one that is used as a scatter, the one that triggers 10 free spins when you have at least three such symbols somewhere on the reels. You get prizes as well from the scatters, starting at 1x for two symbols, and reaching 100x the bet for five. The 10 free spins that you can get in this game will have 2x multipliers, something which can even double the jackpot value.
Another way to get free spins is through the Cloche symbol, marked Free Spin on one side. Get this scatter symbol on the 5th reel while in the base game, and your reward will be one free spin. Any wilds that appear at this point will turn into Rising Wilds. You get free spins for as long as the Rising Wilds move up on the reels, which they do one spot at a time, leaving a trail of wilds behind them.
The game might have some downsides when you’re looking at the prizes it can offer a player, but there is no question about the quality of the graphics which were used in this case. You’re going to find a gorgeous game, where the action takes place inside a restaurant’s kitchen, with the symbols consisting of various foods and the staff of the kitchen.
It’s a game that is easy to enjoy, but which pays too little to be worth playing in the long run.
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FULL GAME DETAILS
- Name: Big Chef
- Software Microgaming
- Game Type Video Slot
- 5 reels, 15 paylines
- Minimum Bet ($) 0.15
- Maximum Bet ($) 75.00